Historical Election Results Data
Here's where you can access files related to historical federal, state, and local election results in North Carolina, including primaries, runoffs, and general elections. Our historical election results files allow you to explore results data at the level of precinct, county, voting method, and more.
Results by Precinct
The "results_pct" files contains elections results at the precinct level -- specifically, the number of votes cast per choice (candidate or issue) per contest. Five vote counts are reported per entry: votes cast in-person on Election Day, votes cast absentee by mail, votes cast early via One-Stop, votes cast provisionally, and total votes cast.
What's included? Contest information includes election date, contest title, and number of choices on the ballot. Candidate information includes name and party affiliation. Vote counts are broken down by county, precinct and voting method. See layout file for full list of variables.
The "precinct_sort" files contain the results of an election after all absentee and accepted provisional ballots have been sorted into their respective precincts.
Why/when does the Precinct Sort take place? Per §163-132.5G, county boards are required to provide vote tabulation data by precinct. The precinct sort is a post-election re-tabulation whereby ballots are assigned to a precinct. Counties may use differing approaches to grouping ballots by voting method. The precinct sort takes place within 30 days of Election Day (previously within 60 days).
Provisional and Absentee Voting
Visit the Provisional and Absentee Data page for details and downloadable files.
To download the Provisional Votes .txt files, right-click on the link and select "Save link as..".
For absentee files, visit the Absentee Data page.
|Election Date||Results By Precinct|
|11/03/2020||.zip (not final)|